ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
FREE FLOATING LEFT ATRIAL BALL THROMBUS
Mehmet Ali Özatik Alper Uzun, Omaç Tüfekçioğlu Ferit Çiçekçioğlu
Türkiye Yüksek İhtisas Hospital, Cardiovascular Surgery Department
*Türkiye Yüksek İhtisas Hospital, Cardiology Department
Here we presented the case of a middle aged woman with a free floating left atrial ball thrombus. Patient was admitted to our outpatient clinic with complaints of dyspnea and fatique about a month before her operation. In her transthoracic echocardiography there were mitral stenosis and thrombus which was attached to left atrial wall (1.5x1.1 cm). The rhytm was atrial fibrillation. The patient was decided to be followed by medical treatment. She was readmitted with sudden worsening of symptoms one month later. In the transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography, free floating left atrial ball thrombus was detected in size of 2.65x2.88 cm. Then, the patient was operated urgently.
Keywords : Left atrium, ball thrombus, mitral stenosis
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